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Sunday, June 28, 2009

RAT PROBLEM

Lynettea has been so slow in letting me use the computer that I have had to use her notebooks, so I won't forget what I have to say. This is an entry from a while ago.
The rats have been annoying me all summer. Lynettea got so annoyed at the rats eating her grapes and her tomatoes and even her parsley that she rang she rang the Council to complain. The woman who answered the phone offered to provide some rat baits, but Lynettea didn’t want them. So we had to stand under the vines watching the rats eat bunches of grapes. Sometimes they ran along the fence rails and looked at us. The dog Orla from next door caught a rat, but I wasn’t allowed to hunt them, as Lynettea told me she didn’t want me to get rat bites.
I am keeping an eye out for the rat eating the quinces on my tree. If it comes into my enclosure, I will be able to get it. I am not able to go out at night to seize it when it is STEALING the quinces. When I take Lynettea out for her walk on the lead, this also restricts me, but it is essential that she gets this physical activity.
I have failed in my attempts to teach her to hunt; although I have demonstrated techniques to her many times. She has no aptitude for learning the skills. I think she is too clumsy and she moves far too slowly. At least I have been able to train her to open the windows when I give a short sharp vocal signal.

9 comments:

Keisha said...

Oh goodness! I hope u and your hooman are okay.

Daisy said...

I never realized rats were so bad! It seems like, since they are stealing, they should be arrested.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! If you can sit and watch them, that's a lot of rats!

Karen Jo said...

I understand how frustrated you must be at not being allowed to hunt those bad rats, Diamond, but I can sympathize with Lynetta, too. Rat bites can be nasty.

Camie's Kitties said...

We hope that with it being winter there, the rats aren't so bad. Your pet should allow you to get them. You could make sure to give them back to her, once they are dead.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Ailurophile said...

The hoomans will never learn to hunt. It's a lost cause Diamond. Many a mighty kitties have tried, and failed at that.

Have a good week :)

Boy n Beethoven said...

oh dear! Wats! Is the pwobwem gone now?
I do agwee with you, it's weawwy tough to twain humans...

Boy

MmeBenaut said...

Oh this is just too funny. Fortunately for us, we only have mice and our cats seem to keep them under control.

Rascal said...

You need to teach Lynettea to chase and catch rats. That will give her exercise and solve your rat problem.